Wairimu has a reason to smile this Easter after she received a car from the presbytery and Ruai parish to help her move around. Ruth Wairimu Karanja, a mother of three was awarded a car due to the efforts of PCEA Nairobi East Presbytery and Ruai parish after her case was brought to the limelight by her parish members to the presbytery.
“Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me….”(King James Version) Matthew 25:36
Wairimu who suffers from a Congenital deformity is a business woman who runs a soap selling business dealing mostly with detergents. The congenital disorder has been a big burden on her life as she was born with no limbs and was in desperate need for an easy mobility solution. The disability has also affected her youngest child. The presbytery was first approached with the request to purchase an electric chair for her to enable her to move around. However, on further investigation it was realised that after taking advantage of the government exemption of stamp duty tax on vehicle imports for disabled people, then purchasing a specially modified car would be the more efficient solution. The presbytery and the parish of Ruai jointly undertook the venture and purchased and modified a Nissan AD.
In a colorful ceremony held on 17th March, Christians congregated at PCEA Unity to praise God and thank him for his blessings as Wairimu officialy received the car and got to take it for a spin.
Wairimu was emotional as she thanked well wishers for their efforts in an emotional scene as she held her child who also suffers from the same disease. Well wishers who would wish to support the presbytery in its charity efforts are invited to join and complement our efforts as we continue to make outreach efforts to people from all walks of life as Jesus commanded.
Watch the heart warming scene as Wairimu officially ignites the car plus other clips from the event below.